You’ve been working hard and putting savings away to purchase a new vehicle. Finally, the day has come and you head off to the dealership to pick it up.
At first, you’re filled with excitement and eagerly planning trips. A few miles into the journey back home, you start to notice an unusual vibrating noise. What could this be, and is there anything you can do about it?
A common source of vibrating noise in vehicles is when the wheel alignment is off. This means that the wheels have not been balanced properly, resulting in the steering wheel vibrating or shaking. In serious cases, wheel misalignment can result in a driver losing control and getting into an accident. Even in minor cases, such problems can be costly to fix and will significantly add to what you have already put down for the vehicle.
Your car has two axles, which rotate alongside your wheels. These have to be level and balanced. If they are not, then you are likely to notice vibrating noises and a deterioration in the handling of the car. You should not be sold a car that has such a problem, especially as it is potentially dangerous to drive a motor in this condition.
What are your options?
California lemon laws are in place to protect you from purchasing defective items. Not only is it immoral for a dealership to sell you a car while concealing issues, but it is also illegal. If you find yourself in this position, it may be in your best interests to seek legal guidance. This can help you hold the dealership to account and ensure that you are compensated for purchasing a faulty product.